Benefits Of Taking Chlorophyll Supplements
Chlorophyll supplements became trendy once again in the last few months. For those who are still not 100% aware of what Chlorophyll is, it is the component that gives plants their green colour and keeps them healthy.
Chlorophyll contains vitamins, antioxidants and therapeutic properties that have the potential to greatly benefit our body. Chlorophyll is found in many green vegetables, but taking it as a health supplement can make it easier to include it in our diet. The liquid form is quite popular now, but many of them are mixed with aloe vera and other juices, which can make them quite diluted and full of sugars – so the powder form in chlorella as an ingredient has a far superior nutritional value and health benefits.
Benefits Of Chlorophyll Supplements
It Promotes Weight Loss
There have been a number of small studies conducted to determine whether or not chlorophyll supplements support healthy weight loss in humans. It was found that test subjects who took chlorophyll as a supplement once a day for 12 weeks saw significant weight loss compared to those who were given a placebo. It was also shown that those who took the chlorophyll saw their urge to snack on junk food reduced – so based on this research, it may be possible to lose weight by taking chlorophyll supplements.
It Aids Digestion
Chlorophyll is very rich in oxygen, giving it the rare ability to bind with many carcinogenic chemicals. This makes chlorophyll ideal in supporting the helpful aerobic bacteria that live in our intestines, which will then help to maintain digestive tracts and ensure our body is supplied with all of the correct nutrients.
Although chlorophyll contains antioxidant properties, they are not as strong as those found in other nutrients like vitamins C and E. There have been numerous studies that show that a regular intake of green, leafy vegetables, helps to increase antioxidants in the bloodstream. There are also limited studies that show chlorophyll may also decrease oxidative damage done by harmful carcinogens. These studies are awaiting human trials, but have proven to be effective with animal trials.
Chlorophyll has been proven to benefit overall skin health. Chlorophyll’s antioxidant properties play a large role in preventing oxidative damage to the skin while also helping to reduce wrinkles. On top of this, chlorophyll is stated to improve collagen production and elasticity in females over 45 years of age when consumed for 90 days, while also improving acne.
Research has not yet shown the true benefits of anti-ageing from chlorophyll supplements and more research will need to be done to see long term results.
Although a lot of websites and fitness influencers have praised chlorophyll for its ability to boost energy levels, there is no solid research to back this up.
Chlorophyll is, however, a plant that contains nutrients and antioxidants which improve energy production – so it can’t hurt to give it a try and see how it affects your personal energy levels.
Control Body Odor
Chlorophyll has been said to help people maintain a pleasant body odour. By taking chlorophyll, your body can more readily eliminate toxins from your body and move the waste through your gut, it may also control the unpleasant smell from excessive sweating – the theory is that fewer toxins in the body result in less unpleasant odours.
Chlorophyll supplements are sometimes referred to as ‘blood builders’, meaning that they can potentially increase the count of blood cells while also improving their quality.
Red blood cells contain a molecule called haemoglobin, which has a similar chemical structure to chlorophyll. Due to their almost identical make-up, chlorophyll may be an effective treatment for patients who have haemoglobin deficiencies such as anaemia, but please do consult your GP if you have any health conditions before you decide to start taking supplements.
How To Take Chlorophyll Supplements
The dosage of chlorophyll supplements will vary from brand to brand, but it is important to look for a supplement that is from a reputable company that knows and trusts the purity of its supplements.
The most popular way of taking chlorophyll supplements is by adding the powder supplement into shakes or smoothies – this way you can enjoy your chlorophyll as a tasty snack, as opposed to adding the liquid chlorophyll drops into water – which some people find to be difficult to consume.
We can expect more research to be conducted about chlorophyll supplements in the near future, but if you are in doubt or if you are struggling to decide if chlorophyll supplements are for you, you can always speak with a healthcare provider for guidance.
Here’s a list of our best-sellers based on Chlorella as the main ingredient: